Giveaway: New Vintage Lace

new vintage lace giveaway

Our winner is Catherine!

I hate the phrase “not your grandmother’s knitting” and yet I’m tempted to say the patterns in New Vintage Lace by Andrea Jurgrau are not your grandmother’s doilies. Except they might be. Sort of.

These projects are inspired by vintage lace doilies and other classic projects, reinterpreted into modern shawls and hats.

The patterns are pretty, though a lot of them are pretty involved (and though the book includes some introductory information, I wouldn’t recommend it to completely new lace knitters) they’d make a great challenge for those looking to boost their lace knitting skills or for people who just love lace shawls and need to knit a few more.

If you’d like a chance to win this book (I have one copy) add a comment to this post before the end of the day Sunday, July 27. If you want, tell me if you’re a lace shawl fanatic, if you dabble in the craft or if you’re new to that kind of knitting. I’ll pick a winner at random whenever I remember to.

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing! Good luck.


  1. T. Hansen says

    My grandmother and mother started teaching me to knit and crochet when I was in grade school. Now that I’m retired, I’m getting back into crafts. I’ve always loved a challenge and this lace shawl is just my kind of pattern!

  2. Linda Chidster says

    Would LOVE to WIN!!!
    LOVE Lace Shawls & making them!!
    Today is my Birthday – what a Lovely Gift to WIN!!! <3

  3. Maureen says

    I have knit shawls that have lace in them but not fine lace shawls. I have been a shawl fanatic lately and these look like one I would enjoy knitting.

  4. Jess says

    I’ve done a little lace knitting – a pair of wrist warmers, a scarf, trim on a hat – but I still consider myself fairly new to it.

  5. Rose Scott says

    I have made lots of shawls but not so many with lace and have been wanting to step up to that challenge.

  6. Anne Marie says

    I’m a bit intimidated to be honest! It looks like SO much work, but so very beautiful.

  7. Karey says

    Gorgeous shawl on the cover! I’ve done a some lace knitting and find it really enjoyable!

  8. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton says

    I’m about to cast on my first shawl. I tried one once before but used a too scratchy yarn so ended up frogging. I’m excited to start again and would have last night but I can’t find the yarn I want to use. GRRRR…..
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

  9. KittenWithAWhiplash says

    For me, the biggest drawback to lace knitting, especially shawls, is the blocking – finding enough space in a small apartment, all those pins, waiting forever for it to dry in a cool apartment. But I have to admit, the finished product can be worth the hassle.

  10. Chris D says

    I’d love to make some of these shawls! My Grandma used to make them and they were beautiful! And hats? Don’t get me started!

  11. Jane S. says

    I’ve crocheted lacy stuff, but never knitted it. This book looks like it’s full of beautiful things! Thank you for the chance to win it. :)

  12. Jb Whitesell says

    I taught myself to knit 4 years ago by watching YouTube videos! My plan is to knit everything under the sun through my next 5 lifetimes! I would really like to knit some lace curtains…..I know, CRAZY, right. Anyway, Yay for knitting

  13. joyce says

    I am new to the lace shawl family, although I have knitted for years. Just looking at shawls that people have made inspires me to make some.

  14. says

    Hi Sarah! I haven’t knitted an all over lace shawl yet, but I’ve just begun to really get into knitting and wearing shawls. I love looking at lace designs and would love to try an all over lace pattern for my next project.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  15. Kate M says

    I am new to lace knitting and this book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Rebecca LL says

    I’ve done some lace knitting, but I’d love to do more. I have lots of fingering weight yarn that needs to become something.

  17. Judy Aiken says

    I have been knitting for years, and am just getting in to fine lace. Would love to win the book!

  18. says

    I am a huge fan of lace knitting. I’ve recently knit a bunch of shawls, and have a pile more I want to make.

    Thanks very much for the chance to win this book.

  19. Adrienne F says

    Shawls are one of my favourite items to knit – so much variety! Lace knitting can be challenging but certainly worth it when you have your finished shawl (or whatever).
    This book is on my “gotta get it” list so I would be delighted to get my hands on it.

  20. Corri says

    I love lace shawls as they can be done in many different weights even though they are designed to be airy and light. My favourite ones are the “older” patterns as they are vintage and exquisite.

  21. Catherine S says

    I’m a ‘dabbler in the craft ‘ of lace knitting. I would love to have a good book of lace shawl patterns.

  22. Chris says

    I’ve knit a few small lace shawls, and am looking for another (more challenging, perhaps?) project to use with a cone of wool I got a few months ago.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. OHSue says

    I love lace knitting and have started doing shawls lately, I love the one size fits all aspect. I am trying to challenge myself lately with some more difficult patterns.

  24. Leigh S. says

    I have not yet finished anything in lace that I am knitting. I make a mistake and then get to upset to finish it…would love a book on lace. :)

  25. Susann says

    Just finished a shawl in a simple lace pattern in a laceweight yarn. Looking forward to trying fancier things some day.

  26. says

    I have knit lace scarves…and love lace knitting–been a Knitter since I was a child, my grandmother taught me to knit…over 50 years ago 😉

  27. Jane Wilson says

    I love lace. I have knitted several lace shawls and many more doilies and I love them all. Thanks for the opportunity.

  28. G.K. Green says

    Not quite a fanatic, but I do dabble … I love the idea of reusing/recycling/repurposing older (1850s onward) household patterns for doilies, tablecloths, counterpanes, and the like into modern shawls and stoles, especially when bigger needles (say, US 4-6) are involved! Thank you for a great giveaway; the book looks fascinating …

  29. Jenna O says

    I learned to knit as a 5 year old and have been in love with knitting since then!


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